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[Korea] K-Pop and Fashion at Gangnam Festival 2013 on Oct. 3

  • Date09/27/2013
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Photo Credit: Gangnam-gu Office

Gangnam Festival 2013 will take place at COEX and surrounding areas in Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, from October 3 to 6. The festival is the biggest in the well-known district, and includes the International Peace Marathon, Gangnam Festival, Hallyu Festival, Gangnam Grand Sale among its programs, centering a main theme of “passion.” The festival’s slogan is “Play the City,” encouraging visitors to step into Gangnam’s trendy styles and culture.

<Gangnam Festival Schedule>

International Peace Marathon (Oct 3)
International Peace Marathon is divided into four courses: full marathon, half marathon, 10 km course, and 5 km course. The courses, starting from Yeongdong-daero and coming back to the starting point via Yangjaecheon Stream Trail, Tancheon Stream and Hangang River trails, will take participants and spectators on an autumn journey around Gangnam’s beautiful ecological streams.
Gangnam Fashion Festival
(Oct 3 – 5)
Gangnam Fashion Festival will be a garden party-style event held at G20 Plaza of COEX at 6:00 p.m. on October 3. On the final day of the festival, visitors will experience the latest in fashion introduced at the International Fashion Show and Gangnam Citizen Model Fashion Show. During the festival period, small and major street performances will be held from between 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a fashion market where visitors are able to purchase designers’ fashion items and clothing will be open until 8:00 p.m.
Hallyu Festival (Oct 6)
The Hallyu Festival will feature fashion-forward K-pop stars including SHINee, Infinite, EXO and Girl’s Day. It is to be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 6. The concert will be held outdoors, with free admission and no prior reservations required.
Gangnam Grand Sale
(Full month of Oct)
Gangnam Grand Sale has attracted the participation of major department stores, cultural performance halls and museums in the district, and is set to run for the entire month of October, including the festival period. Simply present the coupon book issued by Gangnam-gu Office when making a purchase. Coupon books are available at Gangnam Tourist Information Center, and on the district’s homepage.

More Info

<Gangnam Festival 2013>

Period: October 3 – 6, 2013
Venue: COEX, KEPCO, Yeongdong-daero area in Gangnam-gu
Gangnam-gu Office: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian)
Inquiries: +82-2-3423-5543 (Korean, English)
Email address:
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of Gangnam-gu Office